John has been teaching with us since October 2001, helping students meet their goals in English language and literature. He gained a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from the University of Liverpool, holds the RSA Certificate in English Language Teaching, and worked after graduation in the Japanese Education system before making his home in Hong Kong. His particular strengths lie in helping students develop their written expression and building their vocabulary through careful text analysis and comprehension exercises. He prepares students towards the IGCSE, IB and GCSE AS and A2 examinations. He also helps structure well-formed essays with clear logical links and supports. He is able to help with the types of text analysis used in the SAT, SSAT, and LNAT tests, and he works with students aiming for the IELTS. For younger students, John is completely familiar with the testing structures used by the UK independent secondary schools, and has successfully helped students enter Winchester College, Tonbridge, Eton, Harrow, Wycombe Abbey, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Benenden, and many other top schools. John also offers guidance towards the interviews for these schools.